Gowerton School impress away at Christ College Brecon
GOWERTON and Christ College Brecon fought out an entertaining 3-3 draw in their hockey match.
Gowerton were first to press and took the lead in the tenth minute when Hannah Breeze-Jones netted after good work from Rachel Walsh.
Christ College possessed the player of the match in inside-left Bella Fisher and she scored from close range to tie the scores.
Back came the visitors and good work from Ashleigh Moore gave Hannah Williams the chance to regain the lead, and she finished coolly to give Gowerton a 2-1 half-time advantage.
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The hosts started the second half strongly and, in the centre of Gowerton's defence, Alycia Carpanini had to be at her best to halt several of their attacks.
When Christ College did break through, debutant goalkeeper Maddie Lazarus made a number of fine saves.
But an equaliser seemed inevitable and it duly arrived when Rhiannon Phillips scored.
The hosts were now very much on top and took the lead for the first time with 15 minutes to go thanks to a neat finish by Lucy Dale.
Gowerton replied in determined fashion with Kira Button prompting well from midfield and, with five minutes left, a fine run by Gowerton's player of the match Breeze-Jones gave Georgia Davies the opportunity to equalise, which she took.
In the final minutes both teams had opportunities to score a winner, but at the final whistle the game ended with honours even.
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Katie Davies earned the player of the match award for the visitors, while Christ College's centre Natalia Fisher earned the award for the hosts.
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Gowerton took the lead in the tenth minute when centre Anthony Osborne dived over after wing Jordan Marshall won a turnover.
Three minutes later scrum-half Leighton Lamb increased the lead when Gowerton attacked down the blindside of a scrum, and good work from fly-half Nathan Williams and wing Lewis Brooks gave Lamb room to cross for the second try.
Christ College dominated territory for the rest of the half and threatened on a number of occasions with centres Iain Mitchell and Alex Bush both powerful ball carriers and flanker and captain Luke Henderson impressing at the contact area.
That the hosts were unable to get onto the scoreboard was down to the excellent defensive work of full-back Rhodri Tyrrell, centre Lewis Macdermott and flanker Scott Smith.
After weathering the storm at the end of the first half, the visitors reasserted their authority in the second period and stretched their lead thanks to tries from No. 8 Ethan Harris, who powered over from a line-out five metres out.
Then hooker Marcus Besley completed the scoring when he finished off after good work from man of the match Lamb.